Energy expert sounds alarm over California power grid: 'Stressed to the limit'
Making renewable energy switch will ‘cost a lot more’ than California thinks: Edward Ring
California Policy Center Senior Fellow Edward Ring argues storage and distribution of wind and solar energy must be improved before making a fully renewable transition.
As California leaders continue to push a renewable energy agenda, one state policy expert is sounding off on the pricey costs and lack of infrastructure that could bring the Golden State’s electric grid to the brink of collapse.
"The California power grid is stressed pretty much to the limit," California Policy Center co-founder and senior fellow Edward Ring said on "The Big Money Show" Tuesday. "Our ability to import energy as well as our ability to generate energy from renewables just isn't there, the storage isn't there or the transmission lines as well."
Ring, along with other energy experts, have warned California’s power grid faces years of potential blackouts as state politicians prematurely push a renewable energy transition.
Consumers would likely take on a "ridiculous" burden, he further argued, while noting it will be "incredibly expensive" to generate enough wind and solar energy supply.
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"It depends on where you are in the state, which utility you've got, but we definitely already have the most expensive electricity in the country," Ring explained. "And if we're going to make any sort of real progress towards achieving these objectives, it's going to cost a lot more."